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Small Businesses Win in SBA’s FY2013 Federal Procurement Scorecard

Fri, 2014-08-01 00:00

For the first time in 8 years, the federal government has met its annual 23% goal for...

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Raw Video: The President Takes a Walk Down Main Street

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:37

President Obama traveled to Kansas City, Missouri this week — where he grabbed some BBQ with Americans who had written him letters, and delivered a speech about how he's working to get things done for hardworking Americans even as Congress chooses not to act to move this country forward.
And before he left, the President took a walk down Main Street (literally), spending time with store owners, touring an antique watch shop, and chatting with customers at a local coffee shop.
We got it all on video, and we think you'll want to see it — watch, then pass it on:

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The American Community Survey: Helping Decision Makers Assist People in Times of Need

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:04

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides statistics that communities use to make decisions about resources, such as after a natural disaster. These statistics are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. For example, the American Community Survey provides detailed information on how many people in a community may need extra assistance during a disaster, such as the elderly or disabled or those who speak a language other than English.

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Dan Pfeiffer: "House Republicans Just Voted to Sue President Obama"

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:02

Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the message below to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Sign up for updates.

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U.S.-Africa Business Success Stories: How a Supplier of Powerboats to the U.S. Military Started Doing Business in Nigeria

Wed, 2014-07-30 17:30

Note: This post is part of the U.S.-Africa Business
Success Stories series highlighting the work of the Department of Commerce to
strengthen the economic relationship between U.S. and African businesses. This
series will lead up to the U.S. Africa Business Forum on August 5th,
the first of its kind event, which will convene African heads of state and
government, U.S. government officials and business leaders to discuss trade and
investment opportunities on the continent.

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NIST Announces New Competition for Advanced Manufacturing Planning Awards

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:02

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for planning awards to support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges and accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.NIST's AdvancedManufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program anticipates awarding a total of $5.6 million in two-year grants during the young program's second competition.

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President Obama in Kansas City: “Let’s Get Some Work Done Together”

Wed, 2014-07-30 15:34

President Barack Obama talks with a youngster outside Arthur Bryant's Barbeque in Kansas City, Missouri, July 29, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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EDA and the International Economic Development Council Create User-Friendly Tool to Help Communities Recover Their Economy after Disasters

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:30

Everyone sees the destruction caused by a natural disaster –
the loss of life and property make headlines for weeks. But natural disasters
can have lasting effects that don’t garner as much media attention. Beyond
property and infrastructure costs, disasters impact the health of the business
community. According to the Small Business Administration, as much as 25 percent of small businesses
do not reopen after major disasters. Communities need to be prepared for all of
the effects of a natural disaster, and there is a new tool available to help

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EDA and the International Economic Development Council Create User-Friendly Tool to Help Communities Recover Their Economy after Disasters

Wed, 2014-07-30 14:30

Everyone sees the destruction caused by a natural disaster –
the loss of life and property make headlines for weeks. But natural disasters
can have lasting effects that don’t garner as much media attention. Beyond
property and infrastructure costs, disasters impact the health of the business
community. According to the Small Business Administration, as much as 25 percent of small businesses
do not reopen after major disasters. Communities need to be prepared for all of
the effects of a natural disaster, and there is a new tool available to help

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The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion: Giving More People a Chance

Wed, 2014-07-30 11:37

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed both Medicare and Medicaid into law. Over the past 49 years, Medicare has provided comprehensive coverage to millions of seniors and people with disabilities, while Medicaid has provided coverage for millions of the most vulnerable Americans: low-income parents, children, and those with disabilities.

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